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The Godwhale

Author: T J Bass
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2014, ©1974.
Series: SF masterworks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rorqual Maru was a cyborg - part organic whale, part mechanised ship - and part god. She was a harvester - a vast plankton rake, now without a crop, abandoned by earth society when the seas died. So she selected an island for her grave, hoping to keep her carcass visible for salvage. Although her long ear heard nothing, she believed that man still lived in his hive. If he should ever return to the sea, she wanted to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J Bass
ISBN: 9780575129931 057512993X
OCLC Number: 881348356
Description: xi, 286 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: SF masterworks.
Responsibility: T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod].

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A post-apocalyptic dystopian fable by the acclaimed author of HALF PAST HUMAN. Introduction by Ken MacLeod.  Read more...

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Bass demonstrated a thorough command of biological extrapolation and a sustained delight in the creation of a witty, acronym-choked language THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION"

 
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